In Memoriam

In Memoriam…

Ricky Dale Schofield, 59, No Agua, New Mexico, died October 23, 2011 at the Conejos County Hospital in La Jara, Colorado. Ricky was born July 8, 1952 in Alamosa, Colorado the son to Richard and Katherine Gibson Schofield. He worked for many years at the Perlite Mine, the Red Hill Mine and as a ranch hand for High Country Ranch in northern New Mexico. He loved ranching and simply enjoyed the mountains. Ricky was a very hard worker and had a knack for mechanics. He is survived by his mother Katherine Schofield, No Agua; his brothers: Robert Schofield, No Agua, and Randy Schofield of Antonito, Colorado; his uncle George Smith of Bountiful, Colorado, and aunt Mary Mayo, No Agua; as well as numerous cousins.

William “Bill” Wilson Gallacher Jr., 82, Carrizozo, went to rest on October 30, 2011. He was born October 18, 1929 to W.W. and Edna Gallacher in Carrizozo, New Mexico. Bill graduated from Carrizozo High School and went on to New Mexico State University where he got his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. Soon after Bill was drafted into the Marine Corps during the Korean War. Bill is survived by his wife, Joy Gallacher, of 51 years; his daughter Debra Grymko (husband, Chuck); son Gray Gallacher (wife, Kellie); and daughter Lynn Howard (husband, Bill). He enjoyed and spent many hours with his six grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Jane Shafer (husband, Bobby), and Anne Furguson (husband, Wally) and many nephews and nieces and their families. Bill was a pillar of the community known for his principles and integrity of character. Bill was a lifelong New Mexico Cattle Growers member, 33 degree Mason, outdoorsman, active member of Trinity United Methodist Church, and was a Soil Conservation Service Board Member frequently awarded by his peers for exemplary work. He was an avid Poker player and loved to vacation in Alaska with his cousin Betty Robson (Gray). Bill worked tirelessly on the J+H Gallacher Ranch following his father’s footsteps for over sixty five years. Beloved by his family and friends Bill worked on this ranch and cared for all unselfishly till the end of his days.

Editor’s Note: Please  send In Memoriam announcements to: Caren Cowan, N.M. Stockman, P.O. Box 7127, Albuquerque, NM 87194, fax: 505/998-6236 or email: Memorial donations may be sent to the Cattlegrowers’ Foundation, a 501(c)3, tax deductable charitable foundation serving the rights of ranch families and educating citizens on governmental actions, policies and practices. Cattlegrowers Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 7517, Albuquerque, NM 87194.